Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on October 12, 2021
New York State keeps incidents of violence at Attica State Prison very close to the vest but the union representing Corrections Officers does not.
The union has reported that a guard was stabbed in the chest last Friday
by an inmate serving time for murder.
The guard was not seriously injured despite being stabbed multiple times with a metal object. Two other officers had to step in to break up the assault.
The prison officer was letting a prisoner out of their cell at the time.
Later, officers found the 45-year-old inmate in possession of a 14-inch rusted piece of metal and a five-inch sharpened copper tube.
The officer was treated at ECMC for a cut to the upper chest and an injury to his ankle. He remains unable to return to work.
This week’s gasoline report: Prices are up an average of 7-cents a gallon in Batavia. The Triple-A says the price is $1.12 more than last year at this time.
While they’re currently not authorized for use on kids,area pediatricians are already working on how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to their patients. Pfizer has asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve the use of its vaccine on kids between the ages of five and 12 and that could happen in a few weeks. Counties would then be in charge of deciding who would be able to give those shots and it’s likely doctor’s offices will be on that list. It’s also possible that mass immunization sites will need to open to meet demand for the vaccine.
Rescue crews are set to resume their search today for a 15-year-old boy who fell into the Niagara River and hasn’t been seen since. Officials say the teen was fishing with his father yesterday at Whirlpool State Park when he lost his footing and ended up in the water.
Rolling Hills Asylum is now open and offering guided and self guided tours almost every night. Opened in 1826 the Asylum ran as a western NY mental facility till the 1970s when it was shut down and has since been known as one of the most haunted places in the world. If you would like to visit you can buy tickets at the Rolling Hills website.